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4th Grade Essential Learning Objectives

4th Grade Essential Learning Objectives

Reading ELOs:

The learner will know and apply advanced sound/spelling patterns and use word structure to read text. 

The learner will build and use conversational, academic, and content-specific grade-level vocabulary, apply context clues, and identify semantic relationships. 

The learner will identify author's purpose(s) (explain, entertain, inform, persuade, and describe) and recognize how author perspective (beliefs, assumptions, biases) influences text. 

The learner will identify, analyze, and summarize elements of narrative text (literary elements: character, setting, plot, themes).

The learner will identify and apply knowledge of organizational patterns to comprehend text (e.g., sequence, cause, and effect, fact/opinion, compare and contrast).

The learner will determine main ideas and supporting details from the informational text.

The learner will use text features to locate information and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of print and digital print. 

The learner will use generalizations, draw conclusions, and make inferences. 

Language Arts ELOs:

The learner will identify types of sentences and sentence structure. 

The learner will identify nouns in sentences and constructs correct noun forms.

The learner will identify, label and conjugate verbs. 

The learner will identify types of pronouns. 

The learner will identify types of adjectives and adverbs.

The learner will identify correct punctuation and capitalization. 

The learner will publish writing that includes a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. 

Math ELOs:

The learner will read, write, and compare whole numbers and decimals to the hundredths. 

The learner will demonstrate, represent, and show relationships among fractions and decimals. 

The learner will add and subtract multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm. 

The learner will multiply a four-digit whole number by a one-digit whole number. 

The learner will multiply a two-digit whole number by a two-digit whole number. 

The learner will divide up to a four-digit whole number by a one-digit divisor with and without a remainder.

The learner will add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators, and multiply a fraction by a whole number. 

The learner will use algebraic concepts and operations to solve problems. 

The learner will classify angles and two-dimensional shapes. 

The learner will identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and intersecting lines. 

The learner will perform and compare measurements and solve problems using formulas. 

The learner will create and analyze graphs representing data. 

Science ELOs:

The learner will conduct investigations that involve the collection and organization of data. 

The learner will classify living things.

The learner will interpret how parts of animals and plants function to meet basic needs.

The learner will distinguish the adaptations made by plants or animals to survive environmental changes.

The learner will show magnetic behavior in terms of attraction and repulsion.

The learner will compare materials that act as conductors or insulators of heat.

The learner will prove that the transfer of electricity in an electrical circuit requires a closed loop.

The learner will identify weather patterns and their effect on our atmosphere.

The learner will identify clouds and causes of different types of severe weather.

The learner will interpret the difference between weather, climate, and seasons.

Social Studies ELOs:

The learner will identify the rules leaders and citizens play in Nebraska government.

The learner will identify Nebraska state symbols, songs, and holidays.

The learner will understand what goods and services Nebraska provides.

The learner will apply map skills (scale, legend, compass rose).

The learner will differentiate between cities, states, countries, and continents.

The learner will describe how Nebraska's environment has changed over many years.

The learner will select and record key state events in chronological order.

The learner will describe and explain the relationships among historical people and events in Nebraska.

The learner will describe the cause and effect relationships among key events in history.